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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

My First Liebster Blog Award

Liebster Blog award
Liebster Blog award

I am happy to share with you all that year 2013 is ending with the Liebster Blog Award. This is the FIRST Award for my blog 'Tea Time Talk'  and I hope that fellow blog readers will continue to exchange with me their thoughts , mind's impressions and experiences via this unique medium of blogging. A heart felt  thanks to Indiblogger , Blogpost  and Wordpress for providing me a platform to talk to the world outside with the might of the mind and strokes of my keyboard.

I started writing poems at an age of fifteen and they were wayward sketches of my mind , my perceptions of life at that moment and about my dreams that were far off.  I maintained dairies where i used to pen down my thoughts , daily routines , key events etc in form of poems or simple write ups. The irony of it all was, that i never knew till then that my father in his young days had this hobby too. Physical paper and pen got moved to electronic platform and blogging happened couple of years back. 'Tea Time Talk' is a personal blog which is a compendium of articles , poems , random quotes , short stories and something unique called 'Good Morning Messages' . I have recently moved the last section to another blog on WordPress and it can be accessed here:

When my Blog was nominated for this award, I was quite curious to know more about this. Here is what I am able to gather from my fellow blogger who nominated me.

What is a Liebster Blog Award?

The Liebster Blog Award was created to recognize and/or discover (new) bloggers. “Liebster” is a German word for sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, or favorite.

Who Nominated Me?

I was nominated by my fellow blogger Rupesh Malik. I am thankful to him for appreciating my blog and nominating me for this award.

What are the Rules?

  • Link back the nominator of the award (why not show some love back as well!)
  • Nominate 10 more bloggers (except the nominator) and inform them
  • Answer the questions asked by the nominator
  • Ask 10 questions from those you nominated
  • Add the award image to your site
  • Continuing with the custom, Rupesh also asked me certain questions and my replies are below.

Q.1 What is the primary focus of your blog?
A.1 To pen down my thoughts regularly and while i do that i am able to debate with my own self as to what my understanding about life is; in general , what are my learning and what are my perspectives. If  my writing and creativity can be of any value to the external world i will feel privileged, nevertheless i would leave this legacy behind for my offspring's.

Q.2 What is the story behind your blog’s name?
A.2  Tea Time Talk is a light hearted talk that people indulge in their daily lives. My blog is smooth , easy flowing and the topics that i write on, are general in nature and hence this name.

Q.3 What accomplishments are you most proud of?
A.3 I have written articles and poems mostly and they weave in stories from our day to day lives. I have had a chance to read some of my writings to my parents and their appreciation made me feel proud of my blog.

Q.4 What inspires you to write?
A.4 To be able to contribute to the society , my loved ones , my family with a good thought process, is a big motivation for me.

Q.5 Three things you want to do before you die?
A.5 Learn to play violin, Learn skating and Run a half marathon.

Q.6 Five random facts that most people don’t know about you?
A.6 I share my Birthday with Swami Vivekanand (12th Jan) , I love silver watches , I wear brown shoes rarely( though i have 2 pairs of them), My first car was a Camry , Though i am right handed i can bat reasonably well with left hand.

Q.7 One thing that annoys you the most?
A.7 Deceit

Q.8 Anything that you would like to change about yourself?
A.8 To be more adventurous and risk averse.

Q.9 An awesome moment that you can never forget?
A.9 The first time i took my son in my hands.

Q.10 What is the most insane thing that you have ever done in your life till date?
A.10 Can't think of any that can be termed as really insane, though i am sure i do lots of them every other day. 

 Liebster Award-Action Wanted

 I would like to recommend the blogs of the following 10 bloggers for the Liebster Blog Award.

1. Saru Singhal - Words -
2. Nandini Deka - Nandini Speaks -
3. Nabanita Dhar - Randon Thoughts Naba -
4. Bushra M - Confessions of a Stilletomaniac -
5. Ekta Khetan - Numero Unity -
6. Ranjith - A Light Hearted Talk -
7. Arvind Passey - The Real Fiction -
8. The Fool - Lucifer House Inc -
9. Anupam Patra - Reflections -
10. Rajkumar - The Elixir of Knowledge -

And here goes my questions for them…

Q1. Share with us link of one blog post that is closest to your heart and why ?
Q2. Are you true to yourself when writing posts in your blog or they are sugar coated , customized ? Have you ever copied content ?
Q3. One topic /aspect that you never wrote about and would like to pick up some day ?
Q4. Why do you blog ? (A very standard question but a deeper answer is expected)
Q5. Are you an extrovert or an introvert and what is your writing style ?
Q6. Make a confession , could be an incident that went wrong, a dream , a desire , a regret .
Q7. What gives you a high ?
Q8. Sum up yourself in five adjectives.
Q9.  Why do you think your childhood was special ?
Q10. One person who had a great impact on you and why?

I am looking forward to your answers and congratulations from my end on receiving this beautiful award.

Cheers !! 



Bushra M said...

Congratulations on your first blog award :) It was lovely to learn more about you and your blog and thank you so much for passing it on to me! I am honored :)

Viveksheel said...

Thanks Bushra. I am looking forward to your answers in the subsequent post :)

Cheers !!

Saru Singhal said...

Congratulations and deceit is something even I can't stand. And yes, nothing is more beautiful than holding your bundle of joy in your arms.

Thanks a ton for nominating me. :)

Viveksheel said...

Saru !! You are one of the few bloggers whom i have known from the day one of my blogging and i really appreciate your thoughts and writing skills. Way to go dear.

I am waiting to read your answers.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Vivek... Thanks for answering my questions. Would like to name this episode as "Koffee with Rupesh" :)

The Fool said...

Congrats and interesting responses. Thanks a lot for nominating me. Appreciate the gesture. Shall pick this up soon.

Nabanita said...

Congratulations and thanks for passing it on to me :)